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The Duke forward is selected first overall in 2012 by Major League Soccer's newest team.

The Montreal Impact selected Duke forward Andrew Wenger first overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.

Wenger, a starter at Duke is considered a very versatile player who can play up front, in midfield or even in defense, if necessary. During his career with the Blue Devils, he was named both the Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year, something few NCAA players have been able to accomplish.

With the second overall selection, the Vancouver Whitecaps have selected Akron forward Darren Mattocks, a player many thought would go first overall.

Scoring an impressive 39 goals in 47 matches during two years at Akron, the impressive forward outscored former Zips forward Steve Zakuani, Teal Bunbury and Darlington Nagbe who came before him. Known for his speed, Mattocks will likely prove to be a handful for MLS defenses.

The New England Revolution followed with the third pick and selected UCLA Bruin midfield Kelyn Rowe. Known as a attacking midfielder, Rowe spent only two years at UCLA before declaring for the draft.

Currently at Olympic training camp with the U.S. U-23 camp, Rowe looks set to feature for Caleb Porter's team when qualifying begins in March.

A full list of selections can be found below:

First Round

1. Montreal Impact: Andrew Wenger, Duke
2. Vancouver Whitecaps: Darren Mattocks, Akron
3. New England Revolution: Kelyn Rowe, UCLA
4. Toronto FC: Luis Silva, UC Santa Barbara
5. Chivas USA: Casey Townsend, Maryland
6. San Jose Earthquakes: Sam Garza, UC Santa Barbara
7. D.C. United: Nick DeLeon, Louisville
8. Portland Timbers: Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Connecticut
9. Chicago Fire: Austin Berry, Louisville
10. Columbus Crew: Ethan Finlay, Creighton
11. FC Dallas: Matt Hedges, UNC
12. Toronto FC: Aaron Maund, Notre Dame
13. Philadelphia Union: Chandler Hoffman, UCLA
14. Colorado Rapids: Tony Cascio, Connecticut
15. Seattle Sounders: Andrew Duran, Creighton
16. Sporting Kansas City: Dom Dwyer, UCF
17. Real Salt Lake: Enzo Martinez, UNC
18. Houston Dynamo: Colin Rolfe, Louisville
19. Los Angeles Galaxy: Tommy Meyer, Indiana

Second Round

20. Montreal Impact: Calum Mallace, Marquette
21. Vancouver Whitecaps: Chris Estridge, Indiana
22. New England Revolution: Tyler Polak, Creighton
23. Chicago Fire: Luckymore Mkosana, Dartmouth
24. Real Salt Lake: Diogo de Almeida, SMU
25. San Jose Earthquakes: Jacob Hustedt, Washington
26. Columbus Crew: Aubrey Perry, South Florida
27. Portland Timbers: Brendan King, Notre Dame
28: Chicago Fire:
Hunter Jumper, Virginia
29: Columbus Crew: Kevan George, Central Florida
30: Sporting Kansas City: Cyprian Hedrik, Coastal Carolina
31: New York Red Bulls: Ryan Meara, Fordham
32: Philadelphia Union: Greg Jordan, Creighton
33: San Jose Earthquakes: Chris Blais,
Michigan
34: Seattle Sounders: Babayele Sodade, Alabama-Birmingham
35: Philadelphia Union: Raymon Gaddis, West Virginia
36: Real Salt Lake: Sebastian Velasquez, Spartanburg Methodist

37: Houston Dynamo: Warren Creavalle, South Florida
38: Los Angeles Galaxy: Kenney Walker, Louisville


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